Thursday, November 24, 2011


I recived another message from "Anonymous" a few weeks ago. 
Since they are making some of us rather curious, we are now wondering who she/he is.
The last comment from him/her was . . . .

"I apologize for any previous posts that may have been out of line.I did see “Posted by Onnalee”.
It took a bit of time to recall who Onnalee was.
Name was familiar, but not sure I ever met you.
Do you have a sister-in-law by the name of Ranelle?
Anyway - thanks for confirming Glen as Willie & for the pics on your web site."

At this time Jim, Millard & I are thinking and wondering - you know us better than we know you, so who are you?

Jim Harrell is Millard's cousin (2nd or 3rd) and he (Jim) is married to Ranelle.
I am married to Millard and he is an only child.
OK! Are you going to tell us who you are or do we have to guess?

Facts . . .

1. You were a sophomore (probably in H.S.) in 1969.
2. You were about the same age as Jim Harrell. He graduated from Paradise H.S. in 1971.
3. You probably didn't graduate from Paradise H.S. because you don't actually know me very well.
Hopefully, if you would have been one of my students, you would remember me.   :o) 
4. You evidently played on town team basketball, but we don't have names for those that played.

We have one question.  Are you Bruce Deschner from Natoma?
I have no idea who that might be but Jim is sharp as a tack and he came up with this name.

This is Willie the Wildcat - Glen Strecker and his wife Rhonda.
Thanksgiving - 2011


1. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the USA.
2. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada.
3. The Plymouth Pilgrims were the first to celebrate the Thanksgiving.
4. They celebrated the first Thanksgiving Day in the fall of 1621.
5. The Wampanoag Indians were the people who taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land.
6. The Pilgrim leader, Governor William Bradford, had organized the first Thanksgiving feast in the year 1621 and invited the neighboring Wampanoag Indians also to the feast.
7. The state of New York officially made Thanksgiving Day an annual custom in 1817.
8. The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade tradition began in the 1920's.
9. Californians are the largest consumers of turkey in the USA.
10. By the fall of 1621 only half of the pilgrims, who had sailed on the Mayflower, survived.
The survivors, thankful to be alive, decided to hold a thanksgiving feast.